MGT130: How To Register Your .MUSIC Domain Name – Constantine Roussos (DotMusic)

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After a decade of fighting for the rights to the .MUSIC top-level domain, alongside other applicants like Google and Amazon, DotMusic's application for the registry prevailed in April 2019.

.MUSIC is now a community-based domain name extension, supported by thousands of the most influential music organizations worldwide, representing over 95% of global music (probably including yours).

Constantine Roussos, the founder and CEO of DotMusic, shared with us the complicated history of the project, the numerous challenges they face prior to launching the domain next year, explained how artists will be verifying their identities, and commented on the security measures designed to protect creators' rights (and fight cybersquatting or piracy).

Listen to the episode in full to learn how to claim your .music domain today, the potential cost of registering, why Constantine doesn't recommend using it as a redirect to your existing website, and more.

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